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Thousands of tonnes of garden waste collected through green bin service

green garden bin with garden waste insideTags Adults , Residents

A fortnightly collection service that sends grass cuttings to be composted has collected 2,971 tonnes of waste since launching two years ago – the equivalent weight of more than 234 London buses.

Our green garden waste service, which costs £40 per year, offers subscribers an eco-friendly way of disposing of their flowers and grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, weeds, leaves, and twigs.

There are currently 7,460 residents already signed-up to the scheme that runs from March to December each year.

The green garden waste service launched in 2017 and has proved a key part of the council’s effort to meet the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s target of having a 50 per cent recycling rate by 2030.

Thousands of tonnes of green garden waste

Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: "It really is fantastic to hear that so much green garden waste has been sent to be composted where it can be reused on gardens.

"I'm delighted thousands of residents have taken advantage of this fantastic service and I urge as many people as possible sign-up to the scheme and join our green revolution."

Residents can still sign-up for the fortnightly collections, which run until December. Find out more on the Green Garden Waste page.

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